Crufts 2002 gets underway this week and looks set to be better than ever

The world’s greatest dog show, founded in 1891, takes place this year from 7-10 March at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The show attracts exhibitors from all over Europe and visitors from all over the world. This year, the organisers are expecting 22,000 dogs and more than 120,000 visitors – the question everyone will be asking is who will win this year’s best in show?

This year’s varied and packed programme incorporates the Discover Dogs area. This section is a showplace for more than 180 breeds of pedigree dogs, as well as demonstrations, breed judging, agility, flyball and other competitions.

Crufts also provides an important opportunity for charities, such as Dogs for the Disabled, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Canine Partners for Independence, Support Dogs and Assistance Dogs for Disabled People and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to display the importance of their work.

Programme of Events

    Thursday, 7 March

  • Working & Pastoral Groups
  • Obedience Championships (Dogs)

    Friday, 8 March

  • Terrier & Hound Groups
  • Obedience Championships (Bitches)

    Saturday, 9 March

  • Toy & Utility Groups
  • Inter-regional Obedience Competition

    Sunday, 10 March

  • Gundog Group
  • Inter-regional Obedience Competition
  • Agility and Flyball
  • Best In Show

Admission to Crufts 2002 is from 8.15 am and entry costs:

  • Single Adults £11.50
  • Child/Senior Citizen £7.50
  • Family Ticket (2 adults / 2 concessions) £30.00
  • Four day adult admission ticket £40.00

For more information contact Crufts (tel: 020 7518 1012) or visit their website www.crufts.org.uk

  • Click here to find out which dog claimed the Scruffts family dog of the year title.